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Introduction: Dwarfism

Description of Dwarfism

Dwarfism (medical condition): Short stature. There are several types of dwarfism:...more »

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Dwarfism: a genetic abnormality resulting in short stature.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Dwarfism: condition of being undersized as a result of premature arrest of skeletal growth.
Source: CRISP

Dwarfism: A genetic or pathological condition that is characterized by short stature and undersize. Abnormal skeletal growth usually results in an adult who is significantly below the average height.
Source: MeSH 2007

Dwarfism: Related Topics

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Dwarfism: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dwarfism is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Dwarfism, or a subtype of Dwarfism, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dwarfism as a Disease

Dwarfism (medical condition): See Dwarfism (disease information).
  »Introduction: Dwarfism
  »Symptoms of Dwarfism
  »Causes of Dwarfism

Dwarfism: Related Diseases

Dwarfism: Dwarfism is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

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Dwarfism as a Symptom

Dwarfism (symptom): An abnormally short individual...more »

Dwarfism (symptom): See Dwarfism (symptom information).

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Dwarfism: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Dwarfism:

Terms associated with Dwarfism:

Terms Similar to Dwarfism:

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Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Dwarfism:

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Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Dwarfism

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Dwarfism can be used for:

Source: CRISP

The description of Dwarfism may also be used for the following terms:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Dwarfism

The following list attempts to classify Dwarfism into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • congenital disease,genetic abnormality,genetic defect,genetic disease,genetic disorder,hereditary condition,hereditary disease,inherited disease,inherited disorder
  • disease
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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